Sunday, February 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Frazetta!

Words simply are not adequate to describe how much I miss Frank. The world is severely diminished by his passing.

However, we can still appreciate and celebrate his art. I have chosen to present two very very minor convention sketches executed in 30 seconds, not more. To capture such distinctive character and life in a few abbreviated strokes is his genius. And, finally, look at an example of his mature signature…fascinating for its lively surface and its precision. It bristles with the life of the pen. We feel it and take joy in it. A gift from the master.

Frazetta still lives because he lives in our imaginations and our hearts!

DocDave Winiewicz


  1. THE BEST. Thanks for always keeping his spirit alive Dave!!

  2. Just today commented on a FB group about blog (I put the link in on 1st comment). With a translation of the post (I'm from Argentina) on its first left handed oil and some of your images.
    And I really appreciate the possibility to read you and learn those facets of Frank that would otherwise never have discovered. Thank you!

  3. Frazetta's signature may have been initially inspired by Hal Foster's, but the variety of strokes in the mature one are almost reminiscent of Asian characters. Intentional on Frank's part?